Mar 28, 2024 - Things to Do

Easter parades, Crescent City Classic and more things to do in New Orleans this weekend

Women dressed in antebellum gowns hold parasols as they march in an Easter parade in the French Quarter.

The French Quarter is home to three Easter parades on Sunday. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The Crescent City Classic and a mix of Easter parades take over New Orleans' streets this weekend.

Those events top our picks of things to do in New Orleans. Here are those event details, plus a few more options:

⛸️ Disney on Ice presents "Frozen & Encanto" tonight through Sunday. (Details)

🎭 Le Petit Theatre's "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" was extended through April 7. (Details)

🏃 The Crescent City Classic races from downtown to City Park on Saturday morning. (Details)

🎉 The Freret Street Festival is Saturday with the Honey Island Swamp Band, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes and the 79ers Gang headlining. (Details)

🍻 Carousel Gardens at City Park offers an adults-only night with Bunny Hops on Saturday. Tickets include beers at three open bars and an adult Easter egg hunt. (Details)

🍑 Hasizzle hosts an All White & Pastel Affair at the Brass Hall on Saturday night. (Details)

💃 The Jazz Playhouse hosts Easter Drag Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. (Details)

🍺 The New Orleans Bunarchy, a costumed bar-hop benefiting animal shelters, is Saturday. (Details)

🐰 Easter parades on Sunday include:

  • The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade rolls at 9:45am, beginning and ending at Tableau. It breaks for the 11am Mass at the St. Louis Cathedral, then begins again when it concludes at noon. NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune has the route.
  • The French Quarter Easter Parade, née the Chris Owens Easter Parade, rolls at 1pm. (Route)
  • The Gay Easter Parade rolls at 4:30pm. (Route)

🎞️ The Broad Theater hosts an annual Easter screening of "Jesus Christ Superstar" on Sunday. (Details)

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show that the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade begins and ends at Tableau, not Antoine's Restaurant.

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